hip-hop

The Business of Hip Hop: Brand Masters Bring in the Cash

For many rap and hip-hop artists, behind all the trash talk and posturing, it's all about business. Forbes recently released its Hip Hop Cash Kings list, and the 20 big names on it racked up a total of about $300 million, despite the weak economy and the Internet revolution that is killing the CD business.

Jay-Z Captures Hip-Hop's Cash Crown

Hip-hop pays well, very well, at least for Jay-Z. Forbes reports Jay-Z racked up $63 million in the past year -- owing about $22 million in taxes.

The Roots Grow a New Hip-Hop Business Model

A year after the eclectic Philadelphia hip-hop ensemble the Roots became the house band on NBC's 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,' it's found a new business model. Drummer Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson discusses the band's network salary, its late-night jam sessions, and cutting back from touring.